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Jun 2022

The Abandoned Wallabies UK Tour of 1939

This rare home movie footage from 1939 features the Australian rugby union team en route to the UK – and a tour that would never take place because of the outbreak of war.

By Heather Gill / 29 Jun 2022
Film
May 2022

Deep Dive: David Stratton – My Favourite Movies

Listen to David Stratton in conversation at the NFSA with Alex Sloan about his new book, My Favourite Movies, in February 2022.

By Travis Green / 3 May 2022
Film
Sound
Mar 2022

Jane Campion: a portrait

Jane Campion's bold and unconventional work has been acclaimed around the world. 

By Richard Kuipers / 22 Mar 2022
Film
Photographs
Television
Nov 2021

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 50-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

By Liz McNiven / 30 Nov 2021
Film
Photographs

1956 Olympics – home movies

There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Nov 2021
Film
Oct 2021

NFSA Restores: Radiance

The NFSA has completed a full digital restoration of Rachel Perkins' acclaimed directorial debut, Radiance (1998).

By Elena Guest / 21 Oct 2021
Film

Amateur Cine Societies

For World Home Movie Day 2021, curator Heather Gill highlights the work of Australia's amateur cine societies.

By Heather Gill / 14 Oct 2021
Film
Sep 2021

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

Samuel François-Steininger has colourised footage from the NFSA collection of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.

By Simon Drake / 7 Sep 2021
Film
Aug 2021

The Shiralee: rare colour footage

We share a recently discovered colour home movie of NSW location shooting for the classic Australian film 'The Shiralee' (1957), starring Peter Finch.

By Jeff Wray / 16 Aug 2021
Film
Jul 2021

The Corricks in Tasmania

NFSA curator Jillian Mackenzie writes about the Ten Days on the Island festival where she took the newly digitised Corrick Collection on tour.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 1 Jul 2021
Film